Bayern Munich won the DFL Super Cup as Sadio Mane showed why he is the perfect replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

It’s business as usual as Bayern Munich open the DFL-Super Cup with a 5-3 victory. RB Leipzig. Talented youth Jamal Musila Sadio Mane scored in the 14th minute Benjamin Pavard took the lead by three before halftime. Things got worse late on, as RB Leipzig got a couple of goals to make this match even more competitive than before.

Leipzig got a goal back Marcel Halstenberg In the 59th minute but before that Serge Gnabry Bayern followed up and got fourth on the board Thomas Muller Shot with an emphatic finish. Then a late mistake from Pavard fouling Dani Olmo gave Christopher Nkunko A chance from the penalty spot. Nkunku fired his penalty into the roof of the net to inspire Leipzig back into the match. Olmo scored a goal to add to his brilliant cameo but Leroy Sane put things out of reach as Bayern lifted their first trophy of the season.

It’s disappointing to see a comfortable 3-0 halftime lead turn into a close finish but once Matthijs de Ligt Subject to full fitness, he should improve Bayern’s defense by leaps and bounds. More importantly, scoring five goals against one of their closest rivals Germany An early sign that Bayern’s pursuit of an 11th Bundesliga title in a row, the loss of the legendary striker will have no transfer problems for the team. Robert Lewandowski To Barcelona.

With 35 Bundesliga goals converted, the biggest question looms. Julian Nagelsman Who will be their goal scorer this season? Fortunately, he made a very good signing Liverpool In form of Sadio Mane. While Bayern Munich could still make another first team move and they have also added a youngster. Mathis Talenone of this will change Mane’s character much.

Starting in a front line that included Müller, Gunbery and Musiala, Mane was able to float around an attack that destroyed the RB Leipzig defence. His opening goal was reminiscent of Lewandowski’s but Mane’s performance was as much about the goals he didn’t score.

Mane took Gnabry’s pass and made things easy. Mane had three good chances in the second half, two of which went offside. The first ball was on top of the defense as he beat Peter Glaucus on the dribble to keep the game alive. It was close enough although it had to be confirmed as offside by VAR.

Mane’s second goal disallowed was a cut-back he received from Gnabry on the wing. Although he didn’t return early, the vision to see what the rest of the attack is doing when he’s in the box will be crucial for Bayern Munich to lead the line.

Nagelsmann wanted a fluid attack as Mane can be used centrally or on the wing, he is certainly getting that in this Bayern team. Replacing Lewandowski shouldn’t be thought of as a like-swap, but rather Nagelsmann opening up new dimensions for the team. A tactically astute manager, Nagelsmann now has a variety of tools to line up as Bayern look to secure the Champions League title. With the Bundesliga being an assumed title for the team every year, everything they do to improve is to ensure that multiple trophies return to Munich each season. Keeping things fresh will help ensure that this happens during the season.